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Bring Out the Best:
Maintain Excellence in Uncertain Times

How can busy managers bring out the best in people? Nothing is as difficult as managing people in uncertain times. With the rapidly changing competitive environment and new technologies, it’s hard to keep up. Dr. Edward Hallowell, in his book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People suggests five steps to […]
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3 More Steps to Bring Out the Best in People

In my last post, I talked about research from brain science psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell. In his book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, he suggests five steps to bring out the best in people. I wrote about Step 1: Select, the importance of putting the right people in the […]
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5 Steps to Bring Out the Best in Teams

How can you be sure to bring out the best in people? If you’re on a team and responsible for results, you know how hard it can be to get everyone engaged and pulling in the right direction. Energy sprays every which way and then fades like Champagne bubbles. In my last post, I talked […]
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Use Brain Science to
Bring Out the Best in People

What are you doing to bring out the best in people for peak performance? While no management guru has found the golden key to unlocking the full panoply of human potential at work, research sheds new light on the possibilities. As far back as a 2005 Harris poll, 33 percent of 7,718 employees surveyed believed […]
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How Do Leaders Bring Out the Best in People?

How do you bring out the best in people? Managers want their people to achieve excellence at work. Leaders and managers alike know that they can’t achieve expected business results without the participation and engagement of individuals and teams. Without people motivated for peak performance, companies will go out of business. Peak performance is defined […]
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Tackling Employee Engagement
with Technology

I’ve been reviewing the latest employee engagement survey results published by Gallup that show only slight improvements over the last decade. With so many organizations focusing on Employee Engagement, why aren’t engagement levels across the world increasing? Here is the last of seven trends in engagement programs as reported by David Mizne, on 15five.com in […]
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7 Trends in Employee Engagement

The annual statistics on employee engagement have been released by the Gallup Organization, with only slight improvements in what is considered to be an important driver of business performance. With so many organizations focusing on Employee Engagement, why aren’t engagement levels across the world increasing? According to Gallup, companies that focus on measuring engagement rather […]
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7 Trends in Employee Engagement

According to Gallup, when companies focus exclusively on measuring employee engagement rather than on improving engagement, they often fail to make necessary changes that will engage employees or meet employees’ needs. These shortcomings include: Viewing engagement as a survey or program instead of as an ongoing, disciplined method to achieve higher performance Focusing more heavily […]
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The Problem with Measuring
Employee Engagement

With so many organizations focusing on Employee Engagement, why aren’t engagement levels across the world increasing? The Gallup Organization has published many annual reports based on their global workforce surveys. Everyone assumes a shared meaning for the concept of engagement, but there is little agreement in how to improve it. Let’s look deeper. David Mizne […]
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The Changing Face of Employee Engagement

With so many organizations focusing on Employee Engagement, why aren’t engagement levels across the world increasing? According to Gallup’s January 2016 article, The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis, there are serious and potentially lasting repercussions for the global economy. Only 32% of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2015, compared to 31.5% the previous […]
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